Covid-19 Deaths – What Is The Truth?

From Dr Malcolm Kendrick’s blog

Why the scaremongering about COVID? (25 July, 2020 – emphases added)

This week we were told that, in the UK at least, anyone who had a positive COVID test who then died – of anything – would be recorded as dying of COVID. No matter when they die.

Which means that someone could have been tested positive in March, with no symptoms of COVID at all, who then died in July. They would be recorded, in the official figures, as dying of COVID. Even if they were hit by a bus.

Even more weird is the fact that there does not seem to be any time limit to this. So, you could test positive in March 2020, then die in March 2040, and still be recorded as dying of COVID. I doubt this will happen, but it could.

To be honest I have known something very strange has been going on with the UK data for some time. In that, the UK has not provided any figures on how many people have recovered from COVID. In almost all countries, figures are provided on the total number of cased, the total number of deaths, the number of active cases and the number who have recovered.

In the US for example, there have been just over three and a half million cases, a hundred and forty thousand deaths and one point seven million people have officially recovered. In the UK, there have been nearly three hundred thousand cases, forty-five thousand deaths – and no recorded recoveries.

In short, in the UK, you cannot ever recover from COVID. Once you’ve got it, that’s it, you’ve got it. This anomaly has been reported on before. Here for instance, from the Guardian in June.

‘Britain is an outlier internationally in not reporting the number of people who have recovered from Covid-19 alongside statistics on deaths and numbers of identified cases.’ 1

Why would anyone want to do this? You would think the Government would be pulling out all the stops to decrease the number of recorded COVID deaths. Especially as the UK is sitting in a pretty dismal place on the international comparison charts. Why deliberately inflate your figures.

However, it is not just the UK that is hyping up COVID deaths. A reader of my blog sent me an analysis of the WHO advice on death certification, which seems accurate. In his analysis:

  1. If you die of anything and they suspect you might have it, with no tests and perhaps just because everyone else is assumed to have it, then COVID-19 goes on the death certificate as primary cause of death. Broadly speaking… unless the patient dies of something that is sudden and cannot be a long-term comorbidity.
  2. If you have the same symptoms as flu or pneumonia you must be put down as COVID19 and not due to an influenza type illness.  
  3. Any certificates that are in any way erroneous with regard to the above must be recoded to conform.
  4. Any COVID-19 codes that are wrong should not be fixed in any circumstances

To me looks like a recipe for systematic over inflation of death counts, designed to disallow or circumvent clinical judgement 2.

In the US Dr Scott Jensen, who is a physician, and a member of the Minnesota senate, has been notified by the board of medical practice in Minnesota that he is being investigated for public statements he has made.

Essentially, he is being accused of spreading misinformation about the completion of death certificates, and the overestimation of deaths from COVID-19. Also, that he has been comparing COVID-19 to influenza, in terms of how serious it is. This is considered ‘reckless advice’.

For pointing out the over-reporting of COVID-19 deaths and daring to claim that COVID-19 is no worse than a bad flu season, he could be struck off the medical register. You can see Dr Jensen discussing this YouTube 3.

So, it seems that, around the world the same things are being seen. A seemingly coordinated attempt to vastly over-inflate the number of deaths caused by COVID-19, and to drive home how deadly it is.

For example, a few days ago, a new story hit the headlines in the UK, warning of hundreds of thousands of deaths this winter.

‘The UK could see about 120,000 new coronavirus deaths in a second wave of infections this winter, scientists say.

Asked to model a “reasonable” worst-case scenario, they suggest a range between 24,500 and 251,000 of virus-related deaths in hospitals alone, peaking in January and February.’ 4

Where did this come from? It was a model, using exactly the same assumptions as that created by Prof Neil Ferguson from Imperial College London in March. The one that warned of five hundred thousand deaths in the UK. Only out by a factor of ten. Probably far more, because many of the deaths recorded as due to COVID have been, simply, wrong.

How certain was their prediction of 120,000 deaths? Professor Stephen Holgate, who chaired the report then said. ‘This is not a prediction – but it is a possibility.’ A possibility… Perhaps it should be published in the Journal of possibility-based medicine. A journal where you simply make up facts, then see how many people run around in sheer terror.

What is now happening is extremely disturbing. COVID has certainly been a serious disease, but the flu epidemics of 1957 and 1967 were just as bad, if not worse, with regard to total fatalities. They were both over a million, and COVID has a long way to go to match that 5

In addition, in those epidemics far more younger people died. With COVID, if you are under fifteen, the chance of dying of COVID is around one in two million, which is three times less than the chance of being struck by lightning 6.

Across Europe, the excess in deaths has simply disappeared 7. There is no increased mortality anywhere to be seen. Whilst we are told about outbreaks of COVID deaths in various cities, the rate of new infection in these ‘outbreaks’ is less than one in a thousand. Which is not really an outbreak at all.

Despite this, mask wearing is to be mandatory. When COVID-19 took off, no-one was wearing a mask in my unit, unless they were helping a patient, and there was no social distancing between staff. Now the trust has decreed masks must be worn at all time, and social distancing is being ruthlessly enforced. A bell now rings, and we must wipe of all surfaces in front of us…

The reality is that COVID-19 has all but gone in the UK and Europe. The slow, but inexorable rise in deaths in the UK is being driven by the fact that anyone who has ever had a positive COVID-19 test, who dies, is recorded as dying of COVID.

Yet, as COVID-19 disappears, mask wearing and social distancing is being enforced as never before, and the prospect of a deadly second wave is being waved like a black shroud, with warnings of hundreds of thousands of deaths to come.

A biomedical scientist in the UK sent me an e-mail two days ago, about the testing they had done.

‘In the week 9th – 16th July we carried out 2800 PCR tests (across three different platforms: mainly on the Hologic Panther, but some on the Cepheid GeneXpert and Biomerieux BioFire) and had only 4 positives. These 4 positives were all patients who had previously tested positive. We had NO new cases, and after checking back a few weeks, the only positives we have had have been from repeat swabs from these same 4 patients – they were almost acting like QC samples to ensure that our tests were actually working properly!

Two thousand eight hundred tests and none positive. This scientist contacted other laboratories, and they were seeing the same things. I have contacted a couple of nearby NHS Pathology Labs and they reported the same findings as us: zero or near zero new cases for several weeks.’

What on earth is going on?

1: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/18/health-experts-criticise-uk-failure-track-recovered-covid-19-cases

2https://www.who.int/classifications/icd/Guidelines_Cause_of_Death_COVID-19.pdf

3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpGeRFK0tao

4: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-53392148

5: https://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/what-are-epidemics-pandemics-outbreaks#3.

6: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages
/deaths/bulletins/deathsinvolvingcovid19englandandwales/deathsoccurringinjune2020

7: https://www.euromomo.eu/graphs-and-maps#z-scores-by-country

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Comment: 
In conversations with people about the crisis, the one predictable response to my admission of being a sceptic is “I’m just going by the deaths…” 

The perception that there are people dropping like flies from this virus, seems to persist, despite the facts.  Why is that?    

55 responses

  1. I think Dr. Scott Jensen is the same Minnesota doctor who stated, when questioned by a TV reporter as to why he had to count COVID-19 deaths as “cause of death” even when it wasn’t, stated:

    “Fear is a good way to control people.”

    That’s what this is all about: the inculcation of widespread fear, in this case, via the daily universal bombardment of the population with faked death numbers. Classic Communist tactic, and which also serves to prepare us for forced vaccination. Most people will be convinced that a vaccine is the only way they can be saved from the Invisible Death.

    I wonder how much Bill Gates and Anthony Fauci will rake in from those vaccines?
    I wonder how many will become seriously ill and/or die from those vaccines?
    I wonder how often the vaccine will have to be “renewed”?
    I wonder how many of the elites who are pushing this scam will present themselves for vaccination?

    • RCA Victor,

      That is becoming more clear by the minute – fear is driving this whole enterprise – fear as a means of control and who still thinks this is about controlling a virus? No – it’s about controlling us …. “We, the People”… !

      • Editor,

        Actually, if you think about it, I’d say WE are the virus, since according to the NWO there are way too many of us on this planet, and the earth’s population should be reduced to 750 million.

        So the real plague is not a virus, it is, according to the depraved Satanists, us.

        • Dear Editor,
          Thank you for posting this (latest) great piece by my favourite Dr Kendrick (sorry Dr RCAVictor).
          It should be pointed out that the only place he can get published is in Russia by RT. That says it all about the satanic NWO.
          One other point – it should not be forgotten that most of this nonsense is probably the last chance at getting Donald Trump out of office.
          I truly do believe he is the last hope for Christendom.

          • Patrick,

            From somewhere, you’ve gotten hold of the idea that RCA Victor is a “doctor” of some kind. He’s not. I mean, he is certainly medicine for the soul, no question about that, but he’s not a real doctor…

            • Dear Editor,
              I am only teasing the great man – I realise he is a world renowned maestro but needs to Practise a bit more to become a real Doctor! He is a Dr of the soul.
              I love reading his great contributions. Between us we do try and bring some light relief into this beautiful world created by God but being despolied by Satan’s little helpers.
              The latest nonsense this morning is the American Catholics Bishops giving half a million dollars of the faithfulls’ contributions to a Marxist outfit to fight global warming. See Life sight news.
              As you so often say Dear Editor, you could not make this stuff up.

    • RCA Victor,

      Welcome back!

      Is this the Dr Scott Jensen you mean – he is one brave man. I got this video link in the footnotes to the introductory article (by Dr Kendrick) and it is really amazing.

      • Lily,

        Thank you for singling out that video from Dr Kendrick’s footnotes. It is utterly shameful that anyone would report this conscientious doctor. I’ve posted a comment over on his YouTube platform, to let him know of our support.

        There’s just nobody here of comparable courage. Nobody is speaking out about any of this in the media, although I received some good news from the Keep Britain Free group, which is led by a GP, Simon Dolan; they have been given leave to appeal and receive a full hearing in open court, not virtually as with the original hearing, so that is fantastic news, and we ought to pray for the success of the appeal. Here is the text of the email he sends out to supporters (anyone can sign up for his emails)…

        Our challenge against the UK Government lockdown will continue to be heard after the Court of Appeal yesterday ruled that the case highlighted ‘fundamental’ concerns over the accountability of Government Ministers.

        The Judicial Review will now proceed to a rolled-up hearing expected to be held at the Court of Appeal during the week commencing the 28th September after a ruling was handed down by Lord Justice Hickinbottom.

        The hearing will decide on whether the case should progress to a full Appeal which would see the Government once again pressed to defend the introduction of measures which were described by the court as “possibly the most restrictive regime on the public life of persons and businesses ever.”

        Lord Justice Hickinbottom said that the legal challenge “potentially raises fundamental issues concerning the proper spheres for democratically-accountable Ministers of the Government and judges.”

        Owing to Government restrictions, our first hearing was held virtually. However, Lord Justice Hickinbottom ordered in his review that the case should be “considered by the full court in open court, and the Applicants given any opportunity to make good their case at least on arguability.”

        Together, we will Keep Britain Free.

        Simon. Ends.

        So, with medics like Dr Jensen and Simon Dolan, there’s hope for us all!

      • Lily,

        It’s good to be back!

        This doctor is pure gold in his profession, and here we have the perfect example of another Communist technique being used to great advantage in this scam-demic: the anonymous snitch. All it takes is a fabricated complaint, and the servile bureaucrats swing into action to attempt to crush the target with false charges. Hmmm…you know, like they’ve been doing with Donald Trump even before he was elected.

        I believe this tactic started during the French Revolution, but not sure.

        Meanwhile, I just said three fervent Hail Mary’s for this wonderful conscientious doctor. We should all do the same.

      • That poor doctor. How disgraceful that he is being made to worry in this way.

        I think that across the professions, nobody should be allowed to lodge a complaint without being willing to face the person they are accusing. It’s downright cowardly to take an action like that which could actually ruin a person’s life. Dr Jensen has worked hard all his life and now his reputation (and probably his pension) is on the line because of some upstart complaining about him, and for what? For telling the truth about this scam.

  2. Editor

    The question right at the end of the introductory article to this thread reads: “The perception that there are people dropping like flies of this virus, seems to persist, despite the facts. Why is that?”

    It is because the entire pandemic scare is fabricated by globalist-inclined governments around the world in collusion with the Socialist media and the WHO to bring about massive geopolitical changes with a view to establishing the New World Order. It’s the only explanation that makes sense. Either that or our leaders have lost all human reason to become completely insane.

    The upper end of global deaths from flu annually is 650,000, that’s the figure produced by both the WHO and America’s CDC. As things stand right now Covid-19 deaths have slightly exceeded that number in the world, though that is highly debateable given the method used to number deaths, as pointed out clearly in the introductory article.

    In the absence of piles of plague dead piled high in our streets awaiting incineration, and with hospitals largely enjoying their quietest period in decades, the ruse is clear for all with a modicum of common sense to see upon the most basic research. Evil is driving the present crisis, not a virus!

    • Athanasius,

      That really IS the perception; when I speak to people, strangers whom I encounter when shopping, mostly (all the people I know avoid me like, well, er… the plague), they are clearly utterly convinced that we are, all of us, in deadly danger.

      Wherever I go, mask-free, I am aware of being an object of fear, on a level that most harassed schoolteachers, struggling to achieve discipline in a room full of difficult and disobedient children, would envy. Honestly, I feel like a walking minefield.

      And it’s not a matter of “intelligence” in the academic sense. I’ve found myself in conversation with people of every profession and none, most recently a solicitor who took the social distancing measure so seriously I thought we’d be better just exchanging phone numbers. I kid you not. If she’d been any further away, I’d have tried emailing. But there was no point in emailing her the link to this, or any other, blog. She’s on-message to the point where, if they ever throw her out of the legal profession, she could easily find a job as a carrier pigeon.

      The whole thing shows no sign of abating, either. It’s beyond belief. The thing is, as Peter Hitchens (Mail on Sunday journalist) has said in radio interviews many times, unless the Boris Government admits it got the whole thing badly wrong, the fear will remain and the nonsense will only get worse.

      The Boris Government admitting it got the whole thing wrong, however, is about as likely as Nicola Sturgeon ever getting something right.

      • Editor

        You’re absolutely right on the nose with this. People of high profession have bought into the propaganda big time and there seems to be nothing you can say that will change their mind. The insanity of it all is widespread that it almost feels like Almighty God has taken away their ability to see the most basic facts. Speaking of which, they will continue to rule our lives for years to come now that they have the majority on message. There will be constant recurrences of school and business closures whenever a case of the sniffles arises. It will go on for years and years, the economy will collpase and people will no longer be allowed to go on foreign holidays, not easily anyway, even if they can still afford it.

        I will never understand why people would choose such a horrible future for themselves and their children.

        • Athanasius,

          Why? Well the message seems to be received as “obey the Covid-19 rules and live forever!”

          Now Aberdeen has had lockdown reintroduced – didn’t I prophesy this when Boris announced new restrictions on Manchester? I did: I said, watch now as Nicola follows suit, or words to that effect.

          They don’t call me the Prophet Patricia (and other names) for nothing 😀

          • Editor

            Yes, you did predict this and so I will now refer to you as Mother Shipton! If only the bookies had taken odds, then I could have made profit from the prophet!

            • RCA Victor,

              Love it!

              However, my avatar is a very touchy subject right now, because I popped in to another blog a few weeks back and one of the contributors there, whom, I presume, had seen the videos on our website, remarked that my avatar was misleading. His choice of words was calculated to make me look like I was deliberately pretending I looked like a young thing, and I thought, goodness, I thought, it’s not as if I’m advertising for a husband on a dating site, so what difference does it make.

              If you all recall, anyway, I did try to change my avatar a couple of years ago but everyone but everyone said I ought to stick with the one I already have.

              Anyway, be that as it may, and it may, it’s now almost midnight here so, given that I definitely do need my beauty sleep these days, nobody needs a crystal ball to be able to predict where I’m heading right now. Clue: it’s not the pubs and the clubs!

    • Athanasius,

      “Either that [fabrication] or our leaders have lost all human reason to become completely insane.”

      I vote for both factors: fabrication, and the loss of human reason, accompanied by the loss of courage and faith. It’s as though the leaders of the West are in the grip of a mass delusion, which points in one direction: straight down.

      Which raises an interesting question: are these people really leaders, or are they just obeying a script out of the desire for money and prestige, and of the fear of what might happen to them if they fail to obey?

      • RCA Victor,

        Your last paragraph highlights the 64,000 dollar question. Are our leaders merely puppets, or are they pulling the strings? Can’t be the individual leaders, surely, because there are too many of them. Think about how the world closed down almost overnight, all at the same time, all with the same restrictions. There has to be a mastermind or ten (apart from Satan, the ultimate “mastermind”), the elite, the deep state executives, call them what you will, organising this.

        It’s just too big for the average national leader to have effected on his/her own or with the help of a half a dozen like-minded nuts at the planning stage.

        Or, to put it another way… what is going on?!

        .

        • Editor,

          I’d say they are almost entirely puppets. The problem is that the average man on the couch can’t see the strings, or who is pulling them. The whole thing is very occult, in more ways than one.

      • RCAVictor

        It’s really difficult to explain why so many people of otherwise average or above average IQ are behaving as though they have taken leave of their senses. The only explanation that makes sense is that a divine chastisement has come upon them, blinding them to truth and thereby inclining them to serve delusion, whose false light is Lucifer. We should bear in mind that these same leaders have made a concerted effort in recent years to very boldly and publicly legislate against the law of God without a modicum of shame.

        • Athanasius,

          You have identified a key component in this blindness; the fact the our leaders have been responsible for introducing and enforcing evil legislation. No wonder they haven’t a clue about the evil being perpetrated through this phony health scare.

  3. That is a fantastic article by Dr Malcolm Kendrick. It’s really incredible that the numbers are being openly fabricated like this.

    It’s also incredible that people just don’t want to know the facts, they can’t believe the government would lie to them. If fear takes away people’s common sense like this, then there’s no hope for us ever getting back to normal. The government can keep this going for as long as they want.

  4. One of the most important parts of Dr Kendrick’s article is where he points out the lack of information about recovery from Covid. That really struck me, because Sir Chris Whitty, the Chief Government medical or scientific adviser, I forget which, said right at the start of all this that the virus would be harmless for most people who get it, and most would recover. They obviously don’t want us reminding of that which will be why we are not getting the recovery figures. The cover-up of recovery and true death figures is a scandal which I hope is exposed some day.

    • Fidelis,

      An excellent point. And by not giving us the honest figures about recovery and deaths, and thus keeping the fear alive, we can be much more easily manipulated.

      I re-wound the tape yesterday, after hearing Peter Hitchens on talkRadio say the following – I just had to write it down… Asked what he thought of the renewed restrictions in Manchester, Yorkshire and Lancashire. Hitchens replied:

      “We’re not free. We’re on parole. We can be yanked back to prison on any excuse, any time.”

      Absolutely – and we will be, you just wait and see…

      Signed The Prophet Patricia (again 😀 )

    • WF,

      Great news. I wish I could meet all the people now, who mocked any suggestion that the death numbers were wrong or exaggerated.

      Once again, out and about this morning, the numbers wearing face masks and perspex shields is just incredible. Almost everyone I saw was a “believer”. I could count on one hand the number of those not wearing masks. And goodness knows what it must be costing businesses to erect the perspex screens at counters.

      Roll on “that” documentary which exposes this whole farce. Can’t wait.

      • Up till now I have seen people wearing on the street wearing face masks. It is when I enter shops have I seen shop assistants with face shields.

        I thought I had gone barking mad on hearing of the expectations of people being told to wear both face shield and a face mask. Talk about the goalposts being moved.

        https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2020/07/30/dr-deborah-birx-recommends-wearing-a-face-shield-over-your-mask/

        Will it come to wearing full space suits and helmets before getting a vaccine to deplete the worlds’ population?

        • Theresa Rose,

          Funny you should say ‘Space Suits,’ watch this clip below.

          In all the madness we are seeing around us, particularly with the sheeple co-operating at every corner, I found the above Video a bit of light relief. Someone commented on the clip that if it’s such a bad Pandemic, why do they have to keep telling us about it.

          • Francescomarta,

            LOL! That’s incredible – no wonder you said it was light relief, but if it’s all true (as I assume it is) then the world really has gone even madder than I’d originally thought.

            I’ve heard that said before a bit differently – if they have to keep proving that there is a pandemic, there isn’t one.

          • Francescomarta,

            Mr. Vernon forgot an additional way to make us not only feel safe, but to inhale pleasant odors while doing so:

            And just think, perhaps there’ll soon be marijuana-infused face masks, for those who wish to depart from reality even more completely….

        • Theresa Rose,

          That’s Dr Birx who advises Donald Trump, God help him.

          Between her saying wear a face shield over a mask and Fauci saying we should add goggles, the only thing left is a full gown, a space suit!

          If these are the top scientific minds dealing with this scamdemic, we’re in big trouble!

        • Theresa Rose,

          Yet again, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when I read that. Can’t make up my mind. I used to think I was indecisive but now I’m not so sure… 😀 .

    • Westminster Fly,

      That is a slither of what is to come when this is all finally exposed, the sham leaders of the UK will be shown up for their tyranny. It’s hard to believe that Nicola Sturgeon is praised everywhere for her “strong leadership” which is actually tyrannical government! It’s incredible how skewed the thinking on this – it really is.

      The other bunch who will be shown up for their complicity is the media, especially the broadcast media. Talk about useful idiots!

  5. Dr Malcolm Kendrick’s article exposes the scaremongering and fake figures about Covid deaths in a masterful way.

    It’s a wonder he’s not been interviewed on every TV channel across the UK. Oh, but wait – that would mean telling the public the truth. We can’t have that!

  6. The masks sold by a leading supermarket chain in the UK, are manufactured in Jiangsu province, in the People’s Republic of China. Say what you like about the Chinese, but they have a great business model.

      • Laura,

        Asda. However, it is probably not practical to cease shopping at Asda for the simple reason that many British high-street companies will sell a huge amount of goods which have been manufactured in China. This is because China has an extraordinarily large manufacturing industry for export. I would still shop in Asda, but just don’t buy chinese masks. It’s likely that other supermarkets sell Chinese-made masks. If you boycotted them as well, then you would have nowhere to buy your groceries.

  7. I was originally critical of the FSSPX GB district’s decision to hold public Masses on Sunday 22nd March, by which time the dioceses of Scotland and England & Wales had cancelled public Masses and dispensed the Sunday obligation. This was prior to the lockdown which was imposed by parliament on 23rd March. I initially believed that the dioceses had done the right thing, and I arrogantly accused the society of being reckless by endangering the lives of pensioners and the frail. I now believe that the GB district wisely made the right decision to continue to hold Masses on the feast of Saint Joseph and the following Sunday. It is commendable that the district held their nerve. This was in spite of folk like me, who were gullible and paranoid, and if we hadn’t been, the lockdown might not have been imposed in the first place, or at least not so stringently.

    There were some reasons that contributed to my arrogance. I actually didn’t take Covid seriously at first, think it was just another bird flu, swine flue, SARS 1, ebola etc.. But I went to Tesco one day, and on account of panic buying, I was unable to obtain several groceries which I was in the habit of buying (I had missed the run on lavatory tissue). This was a shock. Then I was reading and hearing many reports about the severity of the pandemic overseas, particularly in regard to the catastrophic collapse of the health care system in Italy. My Chinese friend told me that he was confined to his home by the People’s Liberation Army. And when I turned up to feast of Saint Joseph at the diocesan Traditional Latin Mass, it was surprised to learn it had been cancelled (I’ll be sticking with the FSSPX from now on).This frightened me, and I even considered that members of my family would die. Consequently, when I found out that the FSSPX was intending to hold public Masses, I was angry.

    Once lockdown was imposed, I took social distancing very seriously, and I was a victim of the propaganda, and even clapped and hollered like a well-trained circus seal on Thursdays at 8pm, in honour of the NHS. I realised that I had been taken for a fool when the media reported that the government had deliberately removed the elderly from hospitals and put them into care homes. The government and officials did this in order to hide from the public the deleterious state that the NHS was in, and thus avoid an scandalous Italian-style hospital crisis breaking the news. And then there was Dominic Cummings.

    I could no longer dismiss various Catholic commentators as conspiracy nuts. I myself am in remission for thyroid cancer, and I started to question why cancer referrals had been postponed. I am still unable to see my dental hygienist, which I consider an essential service, but I can order a takeaway. The youth of this country have been robbed of their future. Their education and employment prospects have been sabotaged, and the isolation will have retarded their psychological and social development. And now the young are shamefully being emotionally blackmailer with the slogan “don’t kill a granny!” And nobody wears their masks when no-one in authority is looking. As soon as they get off the bus or exit the shops they take them off. What’s the point?

    I have therefore completely changed my mind about Covid, and I think it was wicked that the government closed the churches, and wickeder still that the Novus Ordo bishops and clergy were so keen to go along with it. Once again, Traditional Catholics were right. I should have listened to them about Brexit.

    It is absolutely wonderful that so many new people have started to come to the society’s chapels on account of this crisis. There were several new faces at our chapel in Glasgow yesterday. Including young people, which is remarkable. The mask has slipped.

    • Miles Immaculatae,

      That’s a really interesting post from you.

      However, I think the SSPX did close their churches during lockdown? I watched a couple of livestream Masses and heard the priests blaming the bishops for doing what the government had instructed, which implied that they had to do the same, even though their situation means they aren’t subject to the authority of the bishops.

      I haven’t got time to go through all the back comments on here but I am as sure as I can be without doing that, that the complaint on here has been that the SSPX went along with the closing of churches like everyone else, until given the government’s permission to re-open. If I’m wrong, I’m going to have to see my doctor about my memory loss, LOL!

      • Lily,

        In regards to the extent of the FSSPX GB district’s compliance with the lockdown, I am currently too ignorant about the facts to be able to judge the situation. I do not know what the truth is, because I have heard different conflicting accounts:

        An FSSPX priest I know has expressed hurt about the criticism on this blog that he perceives to have been indirectly targeted at him, as well as the other clergy of the GB district. He claims that during the lockdown, he has never been busier, and that there were things going on in the society’s chapels, except the society wasn’t able to advertise them conspicuously on account of the civil authorities.

        I was invited to some lockdown services in an FSSPX chapel. A friend of mine received this invitation several weeks before me. And some commenters here claim that they never received any such invitations. I do not know the reasons for this disparity.

        • Miles Immaculatae,

          I am away from my computer for much of today but I feel I must answer this comment from you.

          There is no intention on this blog to hurt the feelings of anyone, including SSPX clergy or any other priest. In any case, this entire issue should be way above and beyond anyone’s “feelings”. Frankly, for priests to preach to us about virtue and then bemoan personal hurt feelings is – to put it mildly – thought-provoking. To quote one of the great saints and Doctors of the Church “Let nothing trouble or disturb thee… God alone suffices.” (St Teresa of Avila). Someone put that to music, so I can sing it, if you ever invite me to a party 😀

          I’m interested that the SSPX priest with whom you discussed us, claims that he has never been busier than during lockdown, and that there were things going on in the society’s chapels …

          Interesting, too, that you – and your friend several weeks before you – were invited to lockdown services.

          In passing, it’s puzzling that your friend received an invitation several weeks before you did. I wonder why you were not invited at the same time. Social distancing? Shortage of hand sanitizer? Excuse my mischievous sense of humour but, you see, the core issue here is the fact that the SSPX chose to comply with the State’s outrageous takeover of the Church in any way, at any level, ever.

          I will share my own experience with you, since you indicate a certain confusion over what your friend has been telling you compared to what “some (other) commentators” (I presume you mean the bloggers here) claim. Neither I – nor any member of my family – received a single telephone call from any SSPX priest. Not one. I was contacted by a priest friend of my family (a diocesan priest) fairly early into lockdown, but never any SSPX priest.

          I did receive a call from a laywoman, who said the priest had asked her to make some calls on his behalf, but that was fairly late into lockdown and I explained to her that my family and I had already made arrangements to receive the sacraments from our family priest-friend. She rang once more with another invitation but again this was late in the lockdown very close to re-opening date.

          So, I take your word that there was provision made for certain people from the outset, from the beginning of lockdown, but it seems the bloggers here were not counted among those privileged souls.

          One last thing; I have heard it said that it was up to me / the rest of us, to contact the SSPX clergy to ask for the sacraments, but nobody who suggests that has been able to point me to the place in Scripture which teaches that it is the place of the sheep to go after the shepherds. Can’t find it anywhere. Can you?

          Finally, I am withholding information that would underline very good reasons why I would not have sought the sacraments from the local SSPX clergy and other information which does not place them in the best possible light. I think, however, that I’ve said enough to explain the truth to you, since it appears that you may be receiving some misinformation from your friend, possibly even being manipulated by him. I say “him” because us girls don’t manipulate. We just boss around 😀

          • Ed,

            Thank you for your comprehensive reply.

            I was mistaken to claim that he was “hurt”, and this was an assumption that I made about his feelings. I was reading between the lines, but this is fraught with error. I should have written the following: he objected to the veracity of claims made by some commenters on this blog, but this objection was not accompanied by an opinion which revealed his feelings about the matter.

            I have thought about what you have written, and I concede that it ought not be considered normal for the laity to be expected to take the initiative in order to remain ‘in the loop’.

            A personality defect which I have discovered in myself is that I go between two extremes: one, naively trusting people too much and thereby opening myself up to being manipulated; the other, losing trust in people and isolating myself from my social circle on account of my paranoia.

            People like me don’t have much stability in our lives, and we rely on the world around us being stable, as our point of reference, an anchor. But now everything around us is as unstable as how we feel within.

            • Miles Immaculatae,

              Thank you for your clarification: it’s certainly good news that we’re not dealing with mere hurt feelings – not exactly edifying, is it. But it’s really not much better for a priest to suggest that anyone here is peddling falsehood. That would be a serious sin and any priest who believes this has a duty to tell us so, personally. Not to engage in conversation with others about the matter.

              The fact is, however, that there’s no need for anyone to make up stories or exaggerate the situation in the Church these days – and, speaking for myself, my memory is much too poor to indulge in lying. In fact, the biggest lie I tell myself is “I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.” 😀

              You write about “a personality defect which [you] have discovered in [yourself].”

              Let me tell you what I detect in you – a level of humility which is a great grace.

              I don’t know about your general interaction with others but I suspect that the “friend” whom you quoted is no friend at all. Michaela made an excellent suggestion which may help you in discerning the person most likely to be trustworthy – I would add something to her suggestion which you can take or leave, as you choose. And it is this: if you find it difficult to judge whether or not someone [regarded as a friend] is manipulating you about matters concerning the Faith, this blog etc. ask yourself if this person even fulfils the basic rules of the Church. For example, we had someone on here enraged at someone who had opined that he/she didn’t put in as much as they could afford to the collection plate (for whatever reason – can’t recall the details, no time to check back) haughtily citing the commandment of the Church to contribute to the upkeep of our priests. He was playing the part of the outraged parishioner. How dare this person not keep the precepts of the Church!

              This haughty troll is a person who seems to stick a pin in the calendar to decide which Sundays he’ll attend Mass. Priceless. He’s got a list of absence excuses longer than a walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats…

              So, perhaps, she said with sisterly affection, you need to follow the advice of the great saints and mystics of the Church and seek detachment from people, as well as “things” – that way lies peace of soul and a clarity of vision which will enable you to discern who to trust and with whom to be more on your guard.

              In case it helps – as it helps me – for spiritual reading try dipping into the Imitation of Christ. There are jewels within those pages to help us cope with the increasingly unstable world, by teaching us how to achieve peace of soul. Once that’s in place, we can more easily cope with the rest.

              Thank you for your honesty. You are always refreshingly honest. I wouldn’t think twice about leaving you alone in a room with my last bar of chocolate 😀

              God bless you.

              • Editor,

                I remember that person (Justin something) – you call him a “troll”, hadn’t realized that – but I remember him because he never came back to answer my question, how that woman was breaking the commandment to give money to the collection when she did give money, LOL! That’s very interesting that he is not averse to breaking a commandment of the Church himself!

                I agree about Miles – he sounds like a lovely, genuine person. It’s the way of the world that it’s people like him that get manipulated by others. My teeth need me to avoid chocolate – It’s the crunch does it, LOL! but I’d trust Miles with my last doughnut, my one big guilty pleasure!

                • Lily

                  “Justinian Smythe”.

                  He probably did return to answer your question in his own way but I had to block him – check the moderation rule on the sidebar.

        • Miles Immaculatae

          I would urge you not to allow yourself to be mislead by what others may tell you, judging rather by fruits.

          There is no personal attack on any specific priest of the SSPX on this blog. What is highlighted here is Church teaching that can be checked, even if the truth of it does trouble certain priestly consciences.

          The fact is the Church forbids compliance with any State power that oversteps its authority to impose unjust sanctions on the Church to the detriment of her divine mission on earth. In other words, NO PRIEST was free to consent to the suspension of public Masses back in March, since to do so was to concede to the manifest error that the secular authority is superior to the spiritual authority.

          The question, then, is not what clandestine services this or that priest provided to a chosen few for four months, but rather that all priests, Traditional and Modernist, failed the Church and the faithful by suspending public Masses upon legislative order from a secular government acting disproportionately and unjustifiably in response to a virus whose global statistics show it to be 96% safe for most of the world’s population.

          No Catholic was at liberty to lend even tacit public approval to this injustice. Some of the early martyrs were encouraged to burn a meaningless grain of incense before the false gods of the pagans in order to save their lives. These rightly refused the compromise, not least because public compliance, even if superficial, would have scandalised other souls.

          The greatest test of fidelity to the Church and what she teaches is when the threat of punishment looms over us. The government today threatened priests and faithful with fines, hardly the punishment faced by the martyrs, yet all failed to take a stand for truth and freedom. Indeed, the superiors even failed to launch a minimal legal challenge, as did the two brave priests in New York, who won their case.

          The feedback you’re getting, then, is more guilty conscience than genuine hurt from any unjust assertion on this blog. The teaching of the Church cannot be silenced whenever it becomes inconvenient to those who would rather comply than contend with State legislated evil! If this hurts people’s feelings, then too bad!

        • Miles Immaculatae,

          When I’m faced with conflicting accounts, I ask myself who is the least likely person to be telling me lies? Who does and doesn’t gossip?

          I think it works 99% of the time!

  8. Actually, during the lockdown, we were never, even once, contacted by a society priest. But we were on many occasions by the diocesan priest who also said Masses and heard Confessions. He didn’t pick and choose his cronies either and was diligent towards all his flock.

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